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Old 07-01-2011, 03:42 PM   #211
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:16 PM   #212
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Start of livestock wishlist.

Ok, since my tank is gonna be taking awhile. I figured I'd let everyone get an idea of the Fish I like. (Whether I can have it or not is a different story lol)

Yellow Tang or Purple Tang
Royal Gramma
Mandarinfish
The big blue clam
Coral Beauty
Banggai Cardinalfish
Maroon Clownfish
Blue Chromis
Purple Firefish
Flame Angel - There's a few Angels I like. This one I can remember the name.
Bluehead Fairy Wrasse or Sixline Wrasse (I like the Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse and Leopard Wrasse too)

Corals and Inverts wish list later.

Give it a once (or twice) over and let me know what you all think.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:21 PM   #213
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You picked alot of nice fish! lol Some you'll have to wait on of course like the mandarin. How many cardinals, clownfish and chromis?
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:53 AM   #214
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You picked alot of nice fish! lol Some you'll have to wait on of course like the mandarin. How many cardinals, clownfish and chromis?
No clue. I just listed the ones I liked. I know I'm limited but to what I don't know yet.
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:48 PM   #215
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Ok, I'm trying to get my rock set and of course I'm moving sand around. I'm trying to get the level up far enough to allow the filter to run. It's extremely noisy when it runs (I can't emphasize "extremely noisy" enough). I can't keep the water up high enough to keep it running so I fill it and let it run til it almost stops pushing water out so I don't run it dry. But even when it is full it is LOUD. For that price I would have thought it would be alot more quiet, almost sounds as if something is rubbing and it vibrates ALOT.

I did try the 1 gallon freezer bag rig as suggested earlier however, my filter is the 400 and is too big. I need to help this cloudiness along so I can keep working.

Anyone got any idea's to help?
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:56 PM   #216
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Stay tuned

Well, after it took sooo long to make the water and fill the tank to within 4 inches from the top, I ended up having to drain.

Looks like I'm taking some sand out too. Well at least I'm getting plenty of experience with filling and draining LOL

Stay tuned, I'm gonna get to cycle, I swear I am. I think I can I think I can, I know I can I know I can
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:39 AM   #217
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Keep pressing on it will all be with it once you have everything set up!
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:43 AM   #218
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The first SW tank is a pain! Enjoyable and painful at the same time. I am still setting mine up 4 months later
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:28 AM   #219
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So, I've come to the conclusion that I got way too much sand and not enough rock. I know I've taken out about 40 pounds of sand by now and probably gonna be taking out more.

Wow getting the rock "pieced" together AND sturdy is hard. I may be ordering another 100 pounds of rock and what I don't use I can use in another tank. Gotta check the checkbook first. Dang it, price went up on the rock.grr
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:49 AM   #220
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Wow, it's 2:40 a.m. and I've been working on this tank since about 7:00p.m. I have most of the rock in, keep have to repositioning and moving pieces from left to right to center. I've moved alot of the sand from under the rock so the majority of each piece of the bottom "row" sits directly on glass.

I am down to the smaller pieces now and trying to wedge them in, hard to make overhangs with them. It's more sloped than I wanted. Definitely need more medium sized rock, as I am only up to mid-level on tank and only have small left. I'll finish up with the small in the morning and fill the tank up again. I will definitely be re-arranging when I get some medium ordered.

How come no one warned me I was gonna scrape up my hands with the rock, hmmm?
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